Your FAQs Answered
Getting a V5 loan is straightforward, but we know there are a number of questions you might like answered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the more frequently asked questions we receive concerning Garden City logbook loans.
How do they work?
Quite simply the way Garden City Logbook Loans work is that you use your car as security in order to receive a loan against the value of it. In order to receive the loan you need to own the car yourself (or have very little finance on it) then hand over the V5 document in exchange for an agreed amount of up to 80% of the car’s value. You can carry on driving your car throughout the loan period, and once repaid your V5 document is returned to you. They are particularly popular in Blaenau Gwent as they can often be available to residents with poor credit scores.
What will I need to apply?
You’ll need to provide several forms of documentation before you can successfully enquire about a loan. Of course, the most important of these are your valid photo identification and your V5 documents, or logbook, as these will prove that you are the rightful owner of the car you want to use as security. You should also bring a current MOT, proof of insurance, and a copy of your most recent utility bill (in your name) to prove your Blaenau Gwent residency, along with payslips or bank statements that show your income.
What makes Garden City Logbook Loans a good idea?
There are numerous benefits to taking out a loan against your vehicle, but perhaps the main benefit that attracts many Blaenau Gwent applicants is that people with less than perfect credit scores can still be eligible to borrow money as their vehicle is used as security. So if you can afford the repayments and need to borrow some quick money then Garden City v5 loans can be a great idea. Get in touch to find out more.
Can the unemployed secure a Logbook Loan?
Garden City individuals who are unemployed and also have a bad credit score usually have fewer choices when it comes to securing a personal loan. This is because of the fact that during the loan application process in most of the conventional loan lenders, one has to be employed with proof of income, and also a credit record check has to be done. With loans secured against a vehicle, unemployed people in Blaenau Gwent might still be considered for the loan, however, as part of responsible lending, the logbook lender has to assess the loan applicant so as ensure that they are suitable to lend money to.
Does my poor credit score affect my Garden City loan application?
A poor credit score normally means refusal for any other type of Blaenau Gwent loan, however when looking at these type of loans you may find that it is easier to be accepted even with bad credit history. Using your car as security for the loan means the lender is facing less risk and so they are more likely to lend against your vehicle. You will still undergo a credit check, but the outcome will not always mean refusal. Apply online today to find out!
Is it a problem if I can’t prove my income level?
In order to qualify for Garden City logbook loans you need to be able to prove that you can afford the monthly repayments. Responsible lending means that Blaenau Gwent V5 lenders will not offer you a loan unless they are certain that repayments can be made. This is to avoid you going in to arrears and risking losing your car. If you can’t prove your income then get in touch today to discuss your options and see if you’re eligible for a V5 document loan.
Am I responsible for car maintenance?
As part of your loan agreement, it will be your responsibility to maintain your car’s value for the entire term. Lenders do expect some wear and tear (as well as additional mileage) since you will keep possession and use of the car, but you should report any significant damage, mechanical failures, or events that depreciate your car’s value significantly. In the meantime, it is also your responsibility to carry insurance at all times, to have regular MOT checks performed, and to have the car serviced.
Will a Logbook Loan show on a HPI check?
Blaenau Gwent lenders are required to register all loans against a car with companies such as HPI, so they should all show up (normally as a ’Bill of Sale’ agreement) on a search. If for any reason you discover a loan on your new car that didn’t show up on a HPI check then their guarantee will reimburse you up to £30,000.
How long do I have to repay?
Your loan repayments can be arranged over 12, 18 or even 36 months. There are no penalties if you wish to settle the account sooner, in fact it is encouraged as interest is charged monthly so you can save yourself money by paying your loan off sooner.
If there are any other questions you would like answered then use the form above to get in touch direct to an advisor. They’ll help answer any queries you have and determine whether a V5 loan is the right solution for you.